MARTINSTOWN captain Sam Kershaw says the win is the “biggest thing” his side need as they look to reply to a 93-run loss to Poole when they host Bere Regis on Saturday.

Martinstown should have Matt Camp back available, but Kershaw thinks they have set a good foundation after the Poole defeat.

When asked what is the biggest thing they are looking to get from the game, Kershaw replied: “The win is the biggest thing we need, it would be nice to get an early win under the belt. I think we had a good foundation last week, and hopefully build on that and it will get us over the line this weekend.

“Everyone knew what they had to correct from last week, so everyone has been working on that and hopefully training will pay off and then we can correct our mistakes and start again.

“I am looking forward to it, I think it will be a tough game obviously they had quite a good win last weekend and we will be looking to bounce back from defeat at Poole.

“But I think we have got the capability to do it, so it should be quite an interesting game.”

Camp is back available for Martinstown but they will be losing Nathan McNab and Jack Kane.

Meanwhile, Bere Regis captain Rich Cole stressed the need for his side to show “discipline” against the Villagers.

Cole is aiming to back up last week’s 44-run win over Stalbridge but is wary of the qualities of Bere’s opponents in all departments.

He said: “They are a very impressive all-round team. The important thing is discipline, making sure our bowlers bowl a disciplined line and length. From a batting perspective we need to be patient.

“We had some good success up there albeit winning a rain-reduced game. From playing there in an evening league game you can tell it’s a lovely pitch to play on and seems to be quite high-scoring.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge, it’s different to our home pitch.”

Commenting on last week’s win, Cole added: “There’s so many good things and areas that we feel we can develop that came out of the game.

“We weren’t firing on all cylinders last weekend. It’s wanting our batsmen to push on now and get those bigger knocks.”

Bere Regis will be without Rob Cole and Rob Murphy, meaning Dean Rogerson and Elliot Woodhouse come into the side.

Martinstown: Nichols, S Williams, Hill, Maltby, Kershaw, Stewart, Camp, Coombs, Turner, Durant, Read

Bere: Rich Cole, Keegan, M King, Goodhew, Griffiths, Payne, Carron-Brown, Walbridge, Rogerson, Lambert, Woodhouse


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